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Timothy Ray McKnight

Associate Professor of Christian Studies
Academic Background
Doctor of Philosophy, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Evangelism
Master of Divinity, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Missions
Bachelor of Science, Bluefield College, Criminal Justice
Phone Number:
(864) 760-1155
Timothy Ray McKnight

Timothy served as a congressional staff intern in the U.S. Rep. Bob Clement (D-Tenn.) while in college. He enjoys the College of Christian Studies’ unity in spirit and vision in preparing students for Kingdom ministry and is thankful for AU leadership in casting and implementing that vision.

What year did you start teaching at AU


Why teach at AU?

Youth comprise 52 percent of the world’s population; therefore, we live in a time when missional youth ministers are needed more than ever.


Shooting sports, hunting, fishing, kenpo karate, Shuri-te jiu-jitsu

Notable achievements outside of discipline

Former U.S. Army chaplain, veteran of Operation Noble Eagle and Operation Enduring Freedom, and recipient of the Kentucky Army National Guard Distinguished Service Medal

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Served as a chaplain responding to Hurricane Katrina, the shooting at Virginia Tech, and the earthquake in Haiti.

How would you describe your classes to someone who has never attended one?

I seek to keep a balance between theology and practice in my classes, while always keeping a missional focus on the subject at hand.